Is open source software bad for business?

Posted by monmouthing on Jul 21, 2008 8:12 AM EDT
iTWire; By Davey Winder
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The Open Source Security Study has just been published and reveals that some of the most widely-used open source software used within the business environment are leaving users exposed to a "significant and unnecessary business risk."

As well as insisting that OSS development communities do not adopt a secure development process that follows software security best practise, and therefore often leaves potentially dangerous vulnerabilities unaddressed, Fortify goes on to charge that "nearly all" such OSS communities are also failing to provide users access to the kind of security expertise that could help remedy the vulnerabilities and risks that remain.

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Oh yeah, that's a valid study. techiem2 8 1,297 Jul 21, 2008 11:13 AM

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